Thursday, June 19, 2008

Olympic Hopefuls: USA


The United States has a handful of athletes that should do very well in Beijing in August.

Perhaps foremost among them is swimmer Michael Phelps. Though he has not yet won a spot on the national team--US Olympic trials are still taking place--Phelps is the dominant swimmer of his generation.

He won six gold medals in Athens, and hopes to best Mark Spitz's seven medal Olympic record.

Another probable standout is Tyson Gay.

Gay is the current 100 and 200 meter world champion.

This is the first in a series of athlete profiles. Beijing Visitor will continue with updates on athletes from around the world.

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